Apple’s October 22 Event Predictions From KGI Securities Analyst
iPads will be the main focus of the event, with a thinner and lighter iPad 5. Kuo predicts a slimmer 7.5mm iPad 5 with a weight of 500g and a thinner bezel to match that of the iPad mini. He also expects an 8 megapixel camera with a larger aperture similar to that of the iPhone 5. Kuo also predicts the iPad 5 be powered by an all new 64-bit A7X chip.
Kuo believes that the second-generation iPad mini will feature a Retina display with a 2048×1536 display and get upgraded to the same 64-bit A7 chip as the iPhone 5S. We have heard recently that the Retina update will make it slightly heavier and thicker than the current generation.
Kuo predicts that the gold option will NOT exist because of the inability to make enough for the iPhone 5S. Touch ID will most likely be making its appearance on both the iPad 5 and the second-generation iPad mini.
Finally, Kuo expects that the MacBook Pro line will get the latest Haswell CPUs from Intel, and an updated HD camera. He also expects the PCIe SSDs and 802.11ac networking, found in the latest generation MacBook Airs and iMacs to make an appearance in the new MacBook Pros.
The biggest change, Kuo says, will be battery life which should be pushed to over 10 hours in real world testing.
I believe that we will also see OS X Mavericks in more detail with an public launch soon thereafter the event.
There is still no word yet on Mac Minis, the Mac Pro, or a 4K Thunderbolt Display which have all been rumoured for quite some time.
The only way to find out is to wait and see what Apple has in store. The event on Tuesday, October 22 will start at 10am PST / 1pm EST.
Let us know what you think we will see Apple announce at the event!